Steelers do not know when Mendenhall will be ready to carry the ball
Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2012 3:57 am | Updated: 8:11 am, Thu May 24, 2012.
By Mike Bires firstname.lastname@example.org
PITTSBURGH – Rashard Mendenhall is still a very young man. On June 19, he’ll celebrate his 25th birthday. However, as a pro running back, he may be starting to decline.
Sure, there are exceptions. But NFL teams nowadays are fortunate when they get five good years from a running back.
Mendenhall, the Steelers’ first-round pick in the 2008 draft, is in his fifth pro season. And right now, he’s damaged goods.
He’s been at the Steelers’ organized team activities the past two days. He’s doing some light running, but can’t practice. He’s still on the mend after tearing an anterior cruciate ligament in his knee in the last game of the 2011 regular season. The recovery period for that type of injury can be anywhere between nine and 12 months.
At this time, the Steelers have no idea when – or if – Mendenhall will play this year.
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